News: Romney feeling Gingrich heat
December 7, 2011
Bloomberg news covered Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's visit to Arizona this week, including the endorsement of former Vice President Dan Quayle, who lives in Paradise Valley.
The story focused on the former Massachusetts governor trying to shore up his Republican base going into the Iowa caucuses, which launch the nominating process on Jan. 3. The Bloomberg article reads, in part:
“Where Romney is in trouble is with those people who liked the first President Bush and liked Quayle,” said Bruce Merrill, a pollster with the Morrison Institute for Public Policy at Arizona State University. “Republicans, particularly the Tea Partiers and the right wing, are not coming around to Romney.”
While Merrill said there’s no evidence they have much impact, Romney has made endorsements like Quayle’s key to a campaign strategy that is relying heavily on surrogates to trumpet his message and woo voters who have refused throughout much of the year to be drawn into his camp. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, who flirted this year with his own run and is popular among fiscal conservatives, has also endorsed Romney and is scheduled to campaign for him tomorrow in Iowa.